Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's walk for a cure. In this video, participants talk about how these diseases have affected their lives, and why they're taking steps toward a future without them.
Living with IBD is difficult, and I have learned that honesty and openness, and trusting friends and family, will help me live with this disease.
I am a junior at Emory University double majoring in Chemistry and Psychology and getting ready to apply for medical school. At Emory, I am the current Chief of Operations for Emory EMS, a Chemistry TA, a part of the sailing team, and a member of...
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Cheering on the crowd at a recent Take Steps walk in NYC
Take Steps is the CCFA of America’s largest fundraising event. We raise funds and awareness while we come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken toward cures!
The support and advice from other teens fighting IBD is exactly what could have lifted my morale.
I’m Julie, a senior nursing major at Villanova University, from Bethesda, MD. I’ve been involved with the CCFA for five years, since my diagnosis with Crohn’s as a junior in high school. I’m involved in both the...
I am proud to say I am living a healthy and normal college life, well as normal as any IBD patient can have, and am so grateful to be where I am today.
My name is Monica Johnson and I am currently a junior electrical engineering major at The University of Texas at Austin. I am involved in several engineering groups on campus and love to explore Austin in my free time.
I'm a double degree student working toward my BAs in English and Education. I want to teach English to middle schoolers, then work on my MA so I can teach English for Speakers of Other Languages. I have two kids, a seven year old and a one year old, and I'm constantly on the run. Find me! We'll have coffee, tea, water, whiskey, vodka...whatever you can handle, I can handle. I'm in remission right now (knock on wood) so I'm living life to the absolute fullest...you never know how awful life can be until you're in the middle of a UC flare! I was diagnosed with UC four years ago and have had two serious flares that put me in the hospital, once for nine days and once for five. I've been on pretty much every oral medication, and long-term steroids to boot. Not fun. If you're looking for someone to kvetch with, come kvetch with me.